Segal Expands East Region and National Public Sector Health Practice

Mary L. Feldman
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

NEW YORK (1/24/12) — Joseph A. LoCicero, President and CEO of The Segal Company, announced that Kenneth C. Vieira and Richard Ward have joined Segal’s Public Sector Health Practice as Senior Vice Presidents and Consulting Actuaries.  Mr. LoCicero said, “Ken and Richard add substantial talent and experience to an already-vibrant public sector health practice. While they are part of our East Region, they are also working closely with Cathie Eitelberg, our National Public Sector Market Director, to expand opportunities for us nationally. We are very pleased that they have joined our health team.”

Kenneth C. Vieira has more than 20 years of experience in health care. Most recently, he was head of the Government Programs Health Actuarial Practice in Aon Hewitt’s Atlanta office. Mr. Vieira has worked extensively with states and other large governmental employers primarily on state health plans, Medicaid programs and a broad range of actuarial issues. Mr. Vieira’s experience is broad, having worked with large employers, healthcare providers and health plans. His projects have included packaging and pricing medical services, developing claims data reporting, utilizing risk management software, developing HMO rates and renewal support, and developing prospective payment systems. Mr. Vieira holds a B.S. in Software Engineering from Syracuse University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Richard Ward has more than 15 years of experience focusing on public sector health plans with several consulting firms. Most recently, he was a Consultant for Aon Hewitt’s Atlanta office, where he managed several large government accounts.  Mr. Ward has extensive experience in client and staff management, strategic benefits planning and business development. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from George Mason University. Mr. Ward is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

They are both located in Atlanta and are working with John Flynn, Senior Vice President and East Region Manager, Stuart Wohl, Senior Vice President and East Region Health Practice Leader, Cathie Eitelberg, National Public Sector Market Director and Rick Johnson, National Public Sector Health Practice Leader.

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The Segal Company ( has been a leading, independent firm of benefit, compensation and human resources consultants since its founding in 1939. Segal is headquartered in New York and has more than 900 employees throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Clients include corporations, non-profit organizations, professional service firms, state and local governments and joint boards of trustees administering pension and health and welfare plans under the Taft-Hartley Act.

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